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MSc Research Methods in Psychology – University of Reading

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  • Acquire fundamental analytical and methodological skills

    Perfect for data-driven careers that focus on people

MSc Research Methods in Psychology

Develop your career with a postgraduate degree at Reading, with excellent research training for both specialist and transferable skills.


As a student on this programme you will study fundamental analytical and methodological skills. The programme will prepare you for allied disciplines for research-related careers in academic, clinical, education or health psychology, or for careers where data-analytic principles and techniques are of relevance.

Sample modules include:

  • Methods in developmental psychology
  • Methods in cognition
  • Methods in neuroscience
  • Data analysis
  • Applying qualitative methods in psychological research


The MSc in Research Methods in Psychology can be taken as a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years) degree, at the University of Reading. You will be taught by a variety of methods, including lectures, group seminars, workshops and one-to-one sessions.

The school houses state-of-the-art facilities including a neuroimaging centre with fMRI, EEG and TMS facilities, and specialist research laboratories. As well as three NHS clinics, for Speech & Language Therapy, Anxiety and Depression in Young People and Berkshire Memory and Cognition, as well as Centre for Autism.


This programme has a long-standing reputation for preparing students to undertake PhD research and postgraduate clinical training. Our students have moved onto PhD positions, research assistants or assistant psychologist posts in the NHS and private sector.


Find out more about this programme including entry requirements and fees.

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